Australian Taxation Planning for Companies and Individuals in the Lao PDR – What You Need to Know

Date: 24 Feb 2017

DFDL, in collaboration with Usher & Roberts Pty. Limited, an Australian Chartered Accountancy Firm  and AustCham Laos, cordially invites you to join this seminar on “Australian Taxation Planning for Companies and Individuals in the Lao PDR – What You Need to Know” on 24th of February 2017 at the Settha Palace, Vientiane, Lao PDR.

DFDL Tax Partner, Jack Sheehan and Robert Usher, Australian Chartered Accountant & Director at Usher & Roberts Pty. Limited will be discussing key tax concerns facing Australian companies and contractors and Australian expats living or doing business in the Lao PDR.

The event is an all you need to know, which will provide practical guidance and solutions to navigating the often complex Australian and Lao regulations including Australian and Lao residency rules and how they apply in practice, and the main documents and deadlines for submitting Australian tax returns. 

Key topics:  

  • Tax Planning for Australian Expats In Laos 
  • Australian residency rules – The crucial pros and cons of keeping / giving up Australian tax residency
  • What are the important forms and deadlines for Australia tax filing? 
  • What are the most recent Australian tax changes that you need to be aware of? 
  • What income tax allowances are available in Australia? 
  • Are tax credits available in Australia for tax paid on Australian/Lao sourced income? 
  • Profit repatriation strategies for Australian companies and contractors in the Lao PDR 
  • What are the Lao tax implications for Australia sourced income while living and working in Laos?
  • What deductions can I claim on my Australian or Lao income?
  • How tax planning strategies can help avoid tax pit falls and safe guard income from unnecessary taxation and penalties.

Jack and Bob will be available to answer any questions that you may have in managing your tax affairs as a company or individual.  

Please join us for tea, coffee and refreshments in an informal setting discussion.


  • 8:30 – 9:00       Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:30     Presentation starts
  • 10:30 – 11:00   Q&A
  • 11:00                 Session ends


Jack Sheehan

Partner, Regional Tax Practice Group at DFDL

Robert Usher

Chartered Accountant and Director at Usher & Roberts Pty   

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. 


Phone : +856 20 55 509 769


  • $25 for AustCham Laos members
  • $30 for non-members

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